The Experience of Ancient Egypt provides a comprehensive portrait of what we know about ancient Egypt today, examining in detail issues of religion, of beliefs and practices surrounding death, of everyday life and of literature.
In an engaging style, the author traces Egyptology from its classical roots, through the painstaking process of deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to the most up-to-date bio-medical and archaeological techniques, never forgetting how time has proved that it is impossible to deliver the absolute truth about ancient Egypt.
'This is a fascinating story, which the interested reader would otherwise have to piece together from a range of publications.' - History Today
'For a serious introduction to all aspects of Egyptology, the reader can now turn to R. David, The Experience of Ancient Egypt where the material is presented in a digestible but comprehensive way.' - Egyptian Archaeology